Our homes are meant to help us feel our best, promoting relaxation, and enabling us to thrive in a variety of ways. That said, the home can also create feelings of frustration and lack if things aren’t in order and taken care of. Of course, making positive change is subjective and can vary from person to person. However, here are a few tips to get you started in a positive direction.
Make a Plan
Of course, you could just go to town on your space by cleaning and changing everything randomly, but this might not be the best way to start. Even if your space isn’t that bad, making a plan before you start will help you stay on track and meet your goals more easily. Write down what you want to accomplish and how you want to feel in your home before you buy anything or spend too much time on it. It’s also a good idea to create a budget for your project to stay of track.
Declutter and Organize
First things first: if your home is a messy, chaotic place, it will be much more difficult to feel safe, energized, and happy while there. Clutter can make you feel anxious and even resentment toward your space. Take steps to declutter and organize to the best of your ability. And, the sooner you can do this the better. This is especially true if you plan to make changes or entertain in the space.
Tidying and organizing your home can include various projects including getting rid of items no longer wanted, repairing broken things, and even finally calling a spider exterminator to get rid of pests that terrify you. I recommend making a list of what things are bothering you the most and tackle those first.
Make the Space Your Own
Decorating your space the way you want can be remarkably powerful when it comes to influencing your mood. This is because your style is all about you and your self-expression. Your unique touches throughout your home can help change the atmosphere that promotes the feelings you want to feel while you’re there.
Depending on your particular taste, look for art and decor items that speak to you. Things like motivational posters can add another layer of positivity to your home, as well as remind you to keep a positive mental attitude.
Make It Comfortable
While making your home visually and aesthetically pleasing is certainly a consideration, its comfort level is also of utmost importance. A big part of your ability to appreciate your home and feel at ease there has everything to do with how easily you can relax and be yourself after a stressful day. I recommend creating cozy alcoves, adding pleasant aromas, and using various textures to bring comfort to you and your guests.